Last season the Golden State Warriors were 36 – 46, finished 12th in the Western Conference and 10 games out of a playoff spot. But don’t tell newly anointed coach Mark Jackson that. He thinks the team can make the playoffs next year. If nothing else, you have to admire his optimism for his squad.
Jerry West said in a recent interview that he thought the Warriors weren’t far away. What are your thoughts? “I agree. When you look at that talent level, this is certainly a team that’s more than capable of making the playoffs and making a run. No problem on the offensive end. Can score the basketball. Certainly got to get better with the ability to score on the low block where teams get quality points and easy points. But that’s going to come. But the main thing is the culture has to change. Continue to play solid basketball. You have to be a successful team at home, take care of your business and then compete on the road. Inexcusable not to compete on the road. There are things that will no longer be tolerated. I’m excited about changing the culture in the Bay land.”